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of the jersey shore saying 2,000 fema personnel are on the gloupd rou affected states. at least 74 people have died in the u.s. as a result of sandy. most of them from new york and new jersey. still 5.6 million customers in the dark. and it may be ten days before the hardest hit areas sea power restored. more than 19,000 flights were canceled because of sandy, but stranded passengers have something to be thankful for. newark and jfk airports were back in business yesterday and delta and american airlines are scheduled to resume a limited number of flights out of laguardia in about 30 minutes. the mta is also getting back to business with new york city subways offering limited service starting today. the m tcta is waiving all fees until tomorrow. so good news there. >> we're looking for any good news so thank you. the eye of hurricane sandy has hit the jersey shore hard. it wiped away entire economies. president obama surveyed the damage with chris christie yesterday. this morning kayla tausche is in toms river, seaside heights. what's it look like there? >> reporter: it's very dark here. we're
, but that's under fema. fema stands for federal emergency management agency. and that's basically a response mechanism and i think they're doing a great job of responding, but it's not a funding mechanism. i heard they had $5 billion, $7 billion. yesterday the director said that they had $3 billion. but fema is not a funding mechanism for repairs. to rebuilding people's lives. so you have to understand that that's what fema does. the other obviously is the insurance industry which for the most part if you look at all of these catastrophes including katrina and you look at irene most has refunded the rebuilding of the world trade center has come from the insurance industry. >> i'm thinking about the mta. apparently it's costing the mta $18 million a day just in lost fares let alone whatever it's cost them to pump all this water out. is that covered by insurance? >> yes, in some cases it is. everybody has different kinds of -- andrew, everybody has different kinds of insurance. the wordings in the contracts are different. it could come under business interruption, it could come under service i
a state of emergency in delaware. i believe that has changed since then in. >> he did, fema and the white house have been terrific to work with, very grateful to them. you know the way it works is they embed themselves, we have fema people at our emergency management agency to make it as seamless as possible, they've done a great job as have the incredible hundreds and thousands of people within delaware, the emergency response community, everybody from the national guard to the red cross volunteers to local law enforcement, state police, department of transportation, natural resources, all of those people have done a great job. >> what does a governor do? were you up all night? >> i was not up all night. i was out all day yesterday up very late the night before, and you know, basically last night on the phone a lot with -- >> at the mansion? >> actually at my house. >> did you lose power? >> we did have power. i was surprised we had power. >> you did have power. >> we did have power, but 40,000 plus people still without power so that's a lot in a state of our size. our population is 900,
that president obama can showrd shal leadership and he's helping people, using fema and other tools of the administration. i'm kind of skeptical of that because i think people understand that that's a president's job. i don't see the president getting much mileage out of that. but who knows. >> this is a random question. if the election were held tomorrow, would they ever cancel or delay the actual election itself due to weather,s that that ever happened? >> not to my knowledge. i think it would be very, very difficult to do. but, you know, stranger things have happened. i'm not aware that that's ever happened. i mean, it certainly happened in particular jurisdictions. you remember in 9/11, they moved the mayoral election in new york city. so certainly there's press department for in the catastrophic circumstance moving the date, but i've never seen that in a presidential election and i'd be very surprised if that happens. >> john harwood, stay safe today. appreciate your perspective on all of this. we'll still be dealing with this football metaphor when the game ends. >> when we co
is to be expected. of course, residents no doubt still reeling, and governor christie said fema will be a strong force here, no doubt, for many, many months. and he kept stressing that word, noting that this will be a very long recovery process. people are just starting to try and put the number on very early estimates. back to you. >> kayla, it looks like we're taking a few hits from your shot, but it is surprising to see the lights behind you. i don't know if you can still hear us, kayla. have they had these lights on the whole time with generators? is that a new change? looks like we're losing kayla's shot. >> reporter: they do have massive generators that have been powering those casinos. bally's has been housing essential personnel like hospital workers and police that are here in atlantic city. most of the traffic lights are back on. there are some that are still out. actually, there's a lot of power. yesterday we were broadcasting from outside caesar's. i spoke to someone there. their casino was up, and all the machines were on. kelly clarkson was playing outside on the speakers. but it's
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